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Investment at all costs: Jokowi fails the coronavirus test

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President Joko Widodo's focus on the economy led him to initially ignore the seriousness of the coronavirus threat, writes Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr.

Talking Indonesia: the gig economy

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Critics of the gig economy say it erodes workers' rights and makes work more precarious. How do these dynamics play out in Indonesia, where a large portion of the workforce is already in insecure and informal work? Dr Dave McRae speaks to Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Will IA-CEPA be the boost to Australia-Indonesia relations leaders are banking on?

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Donny Pasaribu and Krisna Gupta are sceptical about Indonesia and Australia's new trade agreement, but suggest it may yet offer benefits for the bilateral relationship.

Best of 2019: Talking Indonesia

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2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

Talking Indonesia: digital economy

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How will Indonesia change as the digital economy expands? And what role will government and the private sector play in this transformation? Dr Dave McRae chats to Putri Alam from Google Indonesia in Talking Indonesia.

Cooking under pressure: how the poor juggle food prices

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Volatile food prices make headlines during Ramadan, but poor households struggle with them year-round, writes Rachma Indah Nurbani.

In an economy-focused campaign, how do the candidates’ policies stack up?

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Ahead of the final debate before the election, Dr Asep Suryahadi assesses the key economic promises coming from either side.

Indonesia-Australia trade deal could help sandbag relationship against elections, politics

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The free trade agreement between Australia and Indonesia was finally signed on 4 March. Matthew Busch writes that if successful, it could help stabilise economic, trade and investment cooperation in the face of future turmoil in the bilateral relationship.

Talking Indonesia: 2019 elections - the economy

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How is the Indonesian economy performing and what are the key economic issues for voters? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to economist Dr Lana Soelistianingsih about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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